This shrub comes from the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, and has eye catching pendulous red and white bell flowers in spring. It naturally grows in peaty soils, and needs some protection from the harsh hot sun. Dislikes humidity, and likes a well drained soil. Difficult to maintain in the garden, however grafted specimens will perform better. If feeding is needed, only use a low phosphorous native fertiliser.
|Scientific Name:||Darwinia meeboldii|
|Common Name:||Cranbrook Bell|
|Other Common Names:||Mountain Bells|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Red|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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